Crews Repair Wyo. Highway At Site Of Fatal Washout
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Crews have replaced a culvert on a Wyoming highway were four members of a Colorado Springs family drowned when the road washed out last summer.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation says the temporary bridge on Wyo. 130 has been replaced by a permanent box culvert. The roadway, about 20 miles southeast of Saratoga, is now open to two-way traffic.
The family from Colorado Springs family drove into the washed-out section of mountain highway last July. They were washed away as they fled torrential rains at a national forest campground at night.
A mother and her three young daughters were killed; only the husband and father managed to escape as the van was carried away.